The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is this weekend

It might be the country’s third-oldest fine arts festival, but the 85th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival also offers attendees plenty of live entertainment throughout the weekend. The Coca-Cola Main Stage features music in a variety of genres for three tune-filled days.

The International Stage programming features hundreds of performers representing Atlanta’s global communities, this year appearing on the Main Stage. With entertainment ranging from dancing to singing and several additional varieties, the International Stage programming celebrates Atlanta’s diversity.  

Here’s the music lineup for 2021 (Tip – the best view of the Main Stage is in the VIP Experience):

Friday, August 6

International Stage Programming

 1:00 p.m.         Amruta Giri

 1:15 p.m.         Antonio Rodriguez

 3:30 p.m.         The Alliance Theatre Presents: Woody Guthrie Concert for Children

 4:30 p.m.         Calvert Foundation

Main Stage Headliners

 5:30 p.m.         PBM w/Mario and Akeem

 6:30 p.m.         The Titos

 7:30 p.m.         ATL School of Burlesque Presents: Midtown Cabaret

Saturday, August 7

International Stage Programming

11:00 a.m.         The Fred Astaire Dance Studio

11:25 a.m.         Pakistani American Cultural Exchange

11:45 a.m.         Moksha Rao

12:00 noon        Natyanjali Academy of Dance

12:25 p.m.         Calo Gitano Flamenco Dance Company

  1:10 p.m.         Cedar Club of Atlanta

  2:15 p.m.         SALSAtlanta

  3:15 p.m.        WJZA Smooth Jazz 101/100 Presents; Melvin Miller

Main Stage Headliners

 4:30 p.m.         Noah Teal & The Express

 6:00 p.m.         Georgia Soul Council

  7:30 p.m.        Emerald Empire Band

Sunday, August 8

International Acts

11 a.m. Magic Eastern Ensemble

11:40 a.m.         Atlanta Irish Dance

12:05 p.m.         Academy of the Arts

12:20 p.m.         Dancando/Quetzalli/Ollyn Yolliztly

12:55 p.m.         Moksha

  1:30 p.m.        Bridge to Anatolia

Main Stage Headliners

 2:30 p.m.         The Hills & The Holler

 3:45 p.m.         Menopausal Blondie

 5:00 p.m.         Aint Sisters

Atlanta Dogwood Festival VIP Experiences in Partnership with Taste Network 

Each culinary experience is led by Brady Lowe of The Pantry & Provisions and Casey Burchfield, formerly of the RitzCarlton Lake Oconee, now fronting his forthcoming restaurant, The Burch.

Local participating chefs include: Hector Santiago (El Super Pan), Andre Gomez (Porch Light Latin Kitchen), Drew VanLeuven (Ecco), Robert Butts (Twisted Souls Cookhouse), Michael Staniewicz (Wrecking Bar Brew Pub) and Chef Ophus (Ebi Chop Bar). 

Guests will be treated to delicious Buffalo Trace Bourbon cocktails and local craft beer from Wrecking Bar Brew Pub, Arches Brewing and 3 Taverns. Katie Rice and the Vinoteca team will be pouring wines from Spain’s most prestigious wine regions Ribera del Duero and Rueda throughout the weekend. The weekend’s featured Barkeeps include Scott Mayer (Blended Family Spirits), Hailee Edmonds (JBA, Macon), Chris Schotick (HI-LO, Athens), Natasha Samone (Juniper Cafe), Ryan Smith (Lazy Susan Tapas) and Jason Waters (Georgia Routes). 

These all-inclusive culinary experiences come complete with private restrooms and a great view of the stage. Limited tickets and reserved tableswith umbrellas are available. 

Friday, Aug. 6, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Baja Fish Tacos & Argentine BBQ Event

At Friday night’s event, the fighting spirit of the restaurant industry is celebrated as guests enjoy endless Corona and Modelo beer paired with sustainable fish tacos and an Argentine-style BBQ.

Individual tickets: $65

Reserved table with umbrella for 6: $480

Reserved table with umbrella for 8: $640

Saturday, Aug. 7, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Beauty & the Beasts 

Beauty & the Beasts is an experience filled with locally raised beef and heritage pork alongside sustainable seafood dishes like ceviche and poke. Tickets include the chance to vote on Buffalo Trace’s “Best of the Batched” bartender competition sporting a summertime, cocktail-crushing theme. 

Individual tickets: $75

Reserved table with umbrella for 6: $540

Reserved table with umbrella for 8: $720 

Sunday, Aug. 8, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Peachfest  

This 2021 version of Peachfest is an epic peach event for foodies who appreciate local farmers and chefs who support community-based agriculture. Guests will enjoy peaches and meats grilled over all-natural charcoal plant-based bites and sweet and savory bites from a handful of the South’s notable tastemakers. Barkeeps will create hand-made, all-mighty peach cocktails featuring Buffalo Trace Bourbon, while wine professionals spotlightSpanish red and white wines of Ribera del Duero and Rueda. Tickets to this year’s smaller adaptation of the successful event include a menu of local plants and proteins paired with the state’s signature fruit: the Georgia peach.  For the most up-to-date information about Peachfest, follow https://www.instagram.com/atlpeachfest/

Individual tickets: $75

Reserved table with umbrella for 6: $540

Reserved table with umbrella for 8: $720

For the most-up-to-date information and tickets: https://dogwood.org/2021-vip-experience/

Explore Georgia is the official media partner of the VIP Experience. 

ABOUT THE ATLANTA DOGWOOD FESTIVAL

The city’s longest-running festival and the third-oldest fine arts festival in the country, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the arts and presenting the popular annual event. Through its community programs, including the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition, the festival provides art supplies and scholarships to high school art teachers and students in the metro area. The Atlanta Dogwood Festival has been recognized by the Society of American Travel Writers, “Sunshine Artist” magazine, the International Festivals and Events Association and the Southeast Festival & Events Association.

The 85th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival takes place August 6 – 8, 2021 in Piedmont Park. www.dogwood.org.

Photo: ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 11: An enormous crowd of people moves through the exhibit tents at the annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park on April 11, 2015 in Atlanta. Editorial credit: BluIz60 / Shutterstock.com

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